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tonight, several developing stories as we come on. drm drm, suddenly putting his big speech on hold. is he about to change course on immigration? and any plans for a deportation force for 11 million? and hillary clinton tonight, thousands of e-mails under the microscope. he under investigation at this hour. a young unarmed father who is deaf, pulled over. was he trying to use sign language when shots were fired? the new wildfire in the west. out of control right now. and the tornado now confirmed in the east. the stunning image tonight. the child suicide bomber stopped. our chief foreign correspondent on the father who sent his boy. and the million dollar mistake. ryan lochte's sponsorships take a dive tonight.
all pulling out. good evening. and it's great to start another week with you. and we begin tonight with donald trump, today, suddenly putting a major speech on immigration on hold. the move comes as many ask, is he about to change course after once saying he would round up millions of undocumented immigrants in a, quote, very humane way, and send them out? trump famously traveled to the undocumented immigrants, and on the issue of immigration, has been central to his campaign. but as trump postpones the speech, he is adamant tonight, he is not about to flip-flop. abc's jonathan karl on the campaign trail. >> reporter: donald trump is now postponing a sweeping immigration speech, amid an uproar over whether he is softening the hard line anti-immigration approach that has been central to his campaign since day one.
they're rapists, and some, i assume, are good people. >> reporter: trump has long promised not just a wall to keep out undocumented immigrants, but also to round up and deport all those already here. >> we have at least 11 million people in this country that came in illegally. they will go out. they will come back, some will come back, the best. we're wounding them up in a very humane way and a very nice way. >> reporter: telling barbara walters this. >> what do you do with the women and children? >> they're going them. >> you send the whom family? >> it's going to be done humanery. >> reporter: how did he say he was going to do it? >> you're going to have a deportation force. >> reporter: but now, his new campaign manager says that may change. >> will that plan include a deportation force? >> to be determined. >> reporter: over the weekend, trump met with a group of hispanic supporters, and according to some present, said he may no longer call for mass deportations. >> we're working with a lot of people in the hispanic community to try and come up with an answer.
>> no, i'm not flip-flopping. we want to come up with a really fair, but firm answer. it has to be very firm. >> reporter: trump now says he is also reaching out to african-american, making this highly unusual pitch. >> what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose? >> reporter: then, before the nearly all white audience, trump made a prediction that even his own running mate finds a little humorous. >> he says by 2020 he's going to have 95% of the african-american support. why are you laughing? >> well, that's donald trump. >> jon karl with us live tonight from ohio. and jon, this week is supposed to be focused on immigration for the trump xaun, all part of this campaign reset. now that speech has been moved.
>> reporter: i did. i stopped by the office here in akron, and take a look at what i saw inside. nobody there. dark. i talked to the -- we talked to the campaign folks here in ohio for trump, they said people were probably there earlier, simply come to this rally to get ready. they say they have 16 field offices that will be fully up and running. >> that office might be empty, but that room certainly isn't. thousands there behind you. jon, thank you. hillary clinton tonight facing her own challenge. thousands of under the microscope again. and tonight, what former secretary of state colin powell is now saying about hillary clinton, reportedly telling the fbi that it was powell who suggested private e-mail. abc's david wright is in brooklyn, not familiar from clintonheadquarters. >> reporter: tonight, former secretary of state colin powell is scoffing at reporter that he was the one who suggest ed hillary clinton use a private e-mail account.
made the suggestion shortly after clinton got the job, at a small dinner for former secretaries of state, hosted by madeleine albright. but tonight, powell tells "people" magazine, quote, her people have been trying to pin it on me. the truth is, she was using the private e-mail server for a year before i sent her a memo, telling her what i did. powell used personal e-mail himself as secretary of state. his comments come amid word the fbi has discovered nearly 15,000 new clinton be released before the election. also today, new questions about the ties between the clinton state department and the clinton foundation. >> there is absolutely no connection between anything that i did as secretary of state and the clinton foundation. >> reporter: but new e-mails released today suggest big mundo nor money donors to the foundation got expedited actress. in this e-mail, doug band asks
the crown prince of bahrain, calling him, quote, a good friend of ours. about dean scheduled the meeting. the clinton foundation recently announced they will no longer accept money from foreign governments or corporations, if hillary clinton becomes president. >> and david wright is with us live from brooklyn tonight. and david, the clinton team now responding to the headlines involving former secretary of state powell? >> reporter: that's right. a clinton spokesperson sending out a statement, saying hillary responsibility for her decision to use a single e-mail account, noting it was a mistake, and she regrets it. david? >> david wright with us tonight. david, thanks. we turn now to the developing headline in the west. a raging wildfire out of control in washington state. and a tornado now confirmed here in the northeast. several major fires erupting around spokane, washington. thousands of acres lost in just a few hours. firefighters battling flames on the ground and from the air.
many now wondering if their homes are still standing. ginger is here tornado, and a new tropical system, but first, clayton sandell on the fire lines tonight. >> reporter: new fires tonight supercharged by an eold enemy. 35-mile-per-hour gusty winds pushing monster flames from seven new major blazes in washington state. >> gone up in flames. it's a gut wrencher. it hurts. >> reporter: j.j. anderson grew up in this area near spokane. he says the fire was moving too fast to save the homes of some of his neighbors. >> whatever was here of their memories, all gone with nothing to show. >> reporter: this wildfire has turned the landscape into a smoky apocalypse here. and can you see that all of the cars that weren't driven out ended up like this. with so many fires chewing up western states, resources are stretched thin.
blue cut fire that destroyed more than 100 homes -- >> that's like crazy right there. >> reporter: and shut down a major interstate, all evacuation orders have been lifted. here in this fire, just south of spokane, ten homes were destroyed, including this one, and firefighters still have a long way to go until these fires are under control. david? >> clayton sandell, thank you. and across the country tonight, millions of americans deeming with the aftermath of severe storms. at least ten confirmed tornadoes now from the a twister hitting concord, massachusetts, today. a dust storm blanketing cars in phoenix. let's get to chief meteorologist ginger zee right now. >> reporter: with the red flag warnings in place from parts of oregon to northern california, right through montana, even nebraska there, in the plains, and the big instigating factor this is trough. this cold front that's come through, almost completely dry. so, it kicks up the wind and
these folks. gusts are somewhere around 40 or 50. we zoomed in to show you the streamlined winds. the pioneer fire, 36,000 acres. and in the crop ickes, the one i'm concerned about, the one headed towards the caribbean. we'll be watching that. >> all right, ginger zee with us tonight. thank you. president obama meanwhile back from vacation, will visit flood-ravaged louisiana tomorrow. the president is expected to meet with families devastated by deadly killing at least 13 people. more than 60,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed throughout the state. more than 100,000 people have now registered for federal aid. the president had faced pressure to make the trip. to north carolina tonight, and to growing outrage this evening over the deadly police shooting of an unarmed father who was deaf. he was pulled over for speeding, not far from his home. neighbors believe he was trying to communicate using sign language, when a state trooper opened fire.
>> reporter: tonight, residents in this charlotte, north carolina, neighborhood are demanding answers about how a deaf man was shot to death just feet away from his home. >> i can't understand, you know, why it happened the way it happened. you know, why did you have to kill him? >> highway patrol's been involved in a shooting. >> reporter: daniel harris, a husband and father, was fatally shot by police in what started as a simple traffic violation. >> he stopped right here. and then, a few seconds later, i heard a gunshot. >> reporter: police say they were trying to pull over the 29-year-old, who had a hearing and speech impairment for speeding. but a seven-mile chase ensued and didn't end until harris pulled into his driveway and got out of the car. >> that guy's deaf. he didn't even hear the siren. he didn't hear anything. >> reporter: police say there was a brief encounter, and some residents say he may have been using sign language to communicate. >> it went on for ten, 15 seconds. ten seconds later a gunshot went
>> reporter: the officer involved is now on administrative leave an investigation is under way. david? >> line see davis with us tonight. thanks, linzie. now, to new fallout surrounding ryan lochte. four sponsors, including speedo and ralph lauren today becoming the first to pull their endorsements. lochte confessing he, quote, overexaggerated his story. abc's matt gutman on the sponsorships now taking a dive. >> reporter: tonight, the second-most decorated swimmer may be in need of a financial life preserver. losing the majority of a million dollars worth of contracts with big names like swim apparel giant speedo, dropping him. >> i'm ryan lochte. you get speedo fit. >> reporter: and designer ralph lauren, following suit. >> i'm ryan lochte. and i'm an olympic swimmer. >> reporter: it follows a weekend of damage control interviews, which seemed to backfire. lochte was apologetic. >> i take all responsibility.
>> why did you change the version of the story so many times? >> i just -- i overexaggerated. >> reporter: it's a term he used eight times in a nine-minute interview. >> i overexaggerated. i overexaggerated a story. >> reporter: brazilian police say he vandalized that gas station and then lied about it. lochte admits to tearing down one of these posters. now, what's not in dispute is that there was an argument with two armed security guards what is in dispute as to why one of them tracked his weapon. we tracked down the good samaritan that helped the swimmers diffuse that standoff. getting very angry? >> lochte. >> reporter: lochte. was he screaming at the guards? yes. face. >> reporter: over the weekend, both the u.s. olympic committee and usa swimming said lochte would face disciplinary action. matt gutman, abc news, rio. >> matt gutman, thanks. overseas this even egg, and
authorities say they stopped a child suicide bomber, moments before he detonated husbandis explosives. abc's chief foreign correspondent terry moran with the images. >> reporter: the drama unfolded on a darkened street in tnorthen iraq. two police officers holding the suspect, arms outstretched. and he's just a kid. standing there stripped and scared, you can see the fear in his face. and strapped around his torso, carefully, the bomb is removed. and the boy rushed to safety, surrounded. his cries piercing the night. and then, into custody for questioning. his bomb, detonated by an explosives team. he's 12, maybe 13 years old, police say. and his told police, his own father, an isis commander, sent him and his brother on their u side missions. his brother blew himself up
after that horrific suicide bombing at a wedding in turkey. the turkish president saying the bomber there might have been as young as 12. there's a long and bloody history of using children as suicide bombers. the u.n. says the tactic is on the rise around the world. david? >> terry moran with us tonight. terry, thank you. back here at home now, and to growing concern over the see ka outbreak, right here in the local spread of the virus could now surface in texas and louisiana next. there are already at least 37 confirmed home grown cases in miami, and abc's gio benitez is there tonight. >> reporter: tonight, florida is bracing for more cases of zika transmission, as the state deals with that new hot zone in famed miami beach. amanda and her husband are expecting their first child. she says, she stays indoors and covers up with long sleeves when she goes outside.
bite and it can affect the rest of our lives, and we're just not willing to take that risk. >> reporter: and she has reason to worry. a mother who acquired ziak while traveling just gave birth in miami to a child who has retina problems. "it was horrible," she says. this as children held back to school today. one of the first lessons, zika. >> what we know, okay, about ziz zika. >> it's vy well. >> reporter: doctors are worried about the unknown. >> we don't know much about how to deal with older children that have been infected. >> reporter: and david, most of this iconic ocean drive is now in the zika zone. no doubt that will affect tour tourism. the governor saying he is sending an additional $5 million for zika preparedness. david? >> gio, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday.
cam. a man with an assault rifle, seen on a home surveillance camera. authorities say he's struck before. and they need your help tonight. also, a new clue this evening about what may have caused the death of prince. what investigators have reportedly found. the reveal today. and then, watch this. the 23-year-old american and the pole vault that didn't happen. the moment so few of us saw. what stopped him in his tracks. you've got to see this on a monday night. hey marc, how you feelin'? don't ask. this is what it can be like to have shingles. a painful, blistering rash. i never thought this would happen to me. if you had chickenpox the shingles virus is already inside you. 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime. i'm going to go back to the eye doctor tomorrow.
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search for a suspect seen inside a home on a nanny cam, holding a high-powered assault rifle during a robbery. authorities now believe the same suspect has struck three times. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: georgia police tonight are hoping that this surveillance video from a nanny cam will lead them to this alleged armed robber, accused of terrorizing homeowners in atlanta. he's seen here friday with what police believe is an ak-47, breaking into a young couple's
and he walks out with their flat screen, a lap top and some jewelry. >> he seems to be by himself, we're not sure. >> reporter: about a hour earlier, police say this same gunman was just four miles up the road robbing barbara lyles-anderson, but she was home. she says he came in here, through an unlocked kitchen door, walked into her bedroom, put gun in her face and told her to get face down into a pillow >> he said, lay down on your face in the pillow. and that's when i thought he's going to rape me and murder me. >> reporter: police think this same suspect robbed a woman in a park a week ago. they're producing a police sketch tonight. authorities say they have good leads, and underline how helpful these home surveillance cameras can be. david? >> steve, thank you. when we come back on a monday night, new reporting on prince this evening. also ahead, is this a case of another drug company spiking prices on something that saves so many children? we're on it don't. and the race against time to
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standing at attention, the 23-year-old from mississippi, taking a risk on that qualifying jump to pay his respects. it turns out kendricks is a second lieutenant army reservist. >> i have this usa across my chest, when i'm on the world stage, you could say. there will be people watching. >> reporter: they were. and tonight, so are we. stopping for that anthem. and then going on to win the bronze. that second lieutenant army reservist, proudly holding the american flag. and we salute him for his medal and his service. see you tomorrow.
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